A few tracks from some albums I bought recently. These are all excellent, but the best of them is, I think, Jason Isbell’s Southeastern.

This is one of the many outstanding tracks on that album:

Next up is Rodney Crowell’s fine song ‘God I’m Missing You’ from his fine new album, Tarpaper Sky – one of those albums where a superb artist is not really breaking much new ground, but is such a master of his craft that it is a highly satisfying one, nonetheless:

And now, as the showbands used to say in Ireland, for a complete change of style and tempo. – this is from one of the rising stars of British classical music, the superb countertenor, Iestyn Davies and his excellent rendition of the classic John Dowland song , ‘In Darkness Let Me Dwell’: